Good or Bad, Nothing is Permanent
Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles. – Charlie Chaplin
Self-esteem is your opinion of yourself as it pertains to your value or worth.
Many people base their self-worth on how well they compare to others. The trouble is, we compare ourselves to the best. We compare our intelligence to that of the most intelligent person we know or our athletic ability to those that make a living at playing sports.
We also downplay our strengths. We make it hard for ourselves to feel good. The one person in the world that should always be on your side is you.
9 Ways to Build your Self-Esteem and Confidently Take on the World:
Spend time with a friend that thinks you’re the greatest thing since sliced bread.
We all have a friend that makes us feel like we can take on the world. They find us fascinating and aren’t bashful about sharing that fact. A quick get-together with this type of friend will give your self-esteem an incredible boost.
List your five best qualities.
Ask a friend if you need help coming up with five. After you’ve made your list, give yourself a few examples for each one. For instance, if you have a great sense of humor, list a few times that you’ve demonstrated that trait.
Enhance your appearance.
Get a new haircut or enhance your wardrobe. You could even just wear nicer clothes that you already own. Spend more time on your grooming each morning.
Engage in positive self-talk about yourself.
Tell yourself how great you are. Talk to yourself about your most significant accomplishments. Tell yourself that you’re the most capable person you’ve ever known. Make a list of 25 positive things you can say to yourself throughout the day. Rely on your list when you start to have negative thoughts.
Squash the negative.
Your self-esteem will increase if you stop saying things to yourself that make you doubt yourself. Adding the positive and subtracting the negative is a valuable strategy for all parts of your life.
Stand up straight.
Avoid slouching. Your emotions follow your physiology. Stand tall, and you’ll feel better about everything, including yourself. That goes for sitting, too. Sit up straight!
Learn something new that you can apply to your life.
By increasing your knowledge in a valuable way, you’ll improve your self-esteem and self-confidence. You might begin learning a new language that you can apply to your career. Perhaps taking a cooking class would help your waistline and sense of self-reliance. It’s never been easier, or affordable, to learn a new skill. YouTube is one example of a free and virtually unlimited resource. There’s never been more free information available than there is today.
Start building a new, positive habit.
You might want to begin an exercise regimen or eat a salad with dinner every night. Maybe you want to start meditating. By positively taking control of your life, you’ll increase your level of self-esteem.
Declutter your home or office.
It’s hard to feel good about yourself when your home and office look like a hurricane blew through. Spend some time to get your environment back under control. You’ll feel much better.
There will always be someone with more money, better looks, or a better career. So, it’s important to refrain from comparing yourself to others. Self-esteem is vital to good mental health, success, and overall happiness. Be kind to yourself and take advantage of every opportunity to boost your self-esteem.
Nothing stays the same. Nothing is permanent. Feelings, people, circumstances. They all change. That’s not being negative, that’s being realistic. Being realistic comes with a sense of security, comfort, and a natural inclination to find the path of least resistance, discouraging risks. It may be scary, but sometimes you need that particular kind of crazy to think that hey, maybe you can accomplish what you’ve dreamed of.
Are you ready to make personal and spiritual changes in your life? Consider a one-on-one private session with Moira or a reading to free yourself from limitations and open yourself up to greater possibilities? I invite you to open the door.